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The Best Buster Keaton Movies

Updated August 20, 2019 2.0k votes 217 voters 17.4k views96 items

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List of the best Buster Keaton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Buster Keaton's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Buster Keaton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Buster Keaton movies will be at the top of the list. Buster Keaton has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Buster Keaton movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Buster Keaton films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Buster Keaton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Buster Keaton performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Go West and Allez Oop.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Buster Keaton movies?" and "What are the greatest Buster Keaton roles of all time?"

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    Ditto

    Buster Keaton, Lynton Brent

    Released1937

    Directed byCharles Lamont

    Ditto is a 1937 American short comedy film featuring Buster Keaton....  more
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    Doughboys

    Buster Keaton, Ann Sothern

    Released1930

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    Doughboys is 1930 comedy film written by Al Boasberg and Sidney Lazarus and directed by Edward Sedgwick....  more
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    30 Years of Fun

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Youngson

    30 Years of Fun is a 1963 comedy film written and directed by Robert Youngson....
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    The Gold Ghost

    Buster Keaton, Lloyd Ingraham

    Released1934

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Charles Lamont

    The Gold Ghost is a 1934 short American comedy film starring Buster Keaton....  more
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    His Wedding Night

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1917

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    His Wedding Night is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Fatty Arbuckle, Al St. John, and Buster Keaton, and directed by Arbuckle....  more
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    Oh Doctor!

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1917

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    Oh Doctor! is a 1917 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle....  more
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    Tars and Stripes

    Buster Keaton, Vernon Dent

    Released1935

    Directed byCharles Lamont

    Tars and Stripes is a 1935 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton....  more
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    Moonshine

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1918

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    Moonshine is a 1918 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. While the film is considered incomplete, there are different surviving prints of varying quality. The Kino The...  more
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    The Electric House

    Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts

    Released1922

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

    The Electric House is a 1922 American short comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton....  more
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    Mixed Magic

    Buster Keaton, Eddie Hall

    Released1936

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Raymond Kane

    Mixed Magic is a 1936 American short comedy film starring Buster Keaton....  more
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    Li'l Abner

    Buster Keaton, Jeff York

    Released1940

    Directed byAlbert S. Rogell

    Li'l Abner is a 1940 film based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp. The three most recognizable names associated with the film are Buster Keaton as Lonesome Polecat, Jeff York as...  more
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    The Blacksmith

    Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts

    Released1922

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair

    The Blacksmith is a 1922 American short comedy film co-written, co-directed by and featuring Buster Keaton. Buster plays an assistant blacksmith to the big worker played by Joe Roberts, with...  more
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    Love Nest on Wheels

    Buster Keaton, Bud Jamison

    Released1937

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Charles Lamont

    Love Nest on Wheels is a 1937 film directed by Buster Keaton and Charles Lamont. The Internet Movie Database cites the plot as "Elmer, the eldest son in a family of hillbillies who manage a hotel,...  more
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    What! No Beer?

    Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante

    Released1933

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    What! No Beer? is a 1933 comedy film starring Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante, and directed by Edward Sedgwick. The studio had also paired Keaton and Durante as a comedy team during this period in...  more
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    Palooka from Paducah

    Buster Keaton, Bull Montana

    Released1935

    Directed byCharles Lamont

    Palooka from Paducah is a 1935 American short comedy film featuring Buster Keaton....  more
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    4 Clowns

    Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel

    Released1970

    Directed byRobert Youngson

    4 Clowns is a 1970 documentary compilation film written and directed by Robert Youngson that studies the golden age of comedy through a compilation of rare silent film footage of the works of Stan...  more
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    Parlor, Bedroom and Bath

    Buster Keaton, Reginald Denny

    Released1931

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    Parlor, Bedroom and Bath is a comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1931. It was one of Keaton's early talking pictures, released in the aftermath of his silent...  more
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    Go West

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1925

    Directed byBuster Keaton

    Go West is a silent movie starring Buster Keaton. Keaton portrays Friendless, who travels west to try to make his fortune. Once there, he tries his hand at bronco-busting, cattle wrangling, and dairy...  more
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    God's Country

    Buster Keaton, Robert Lowery

    Released1946

    Directed byRobert Emmett Tansey

    God's Country is a 1946 comedy western film directed by Robert Emmett Tansey and starring Robert Lowery, Helen Gilbert and Buster Keaton. It is a low-budget B Western set in the contemporary American...  more
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    Free and Easy

    Buster Keaton, Robert Montgomery

    Released1930

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    Free and Easy is a 1930 American comedy film starring Buster Keaton. It was Keaton's first starring talkie vehicle....  more
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    A Country Hero

    Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle

    Released1917

    Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle

    A Country Hero is a 1917 American short comedy film directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. The film is considered to be lost....  more
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    Hollywood Cavalcade

    Buster Keaton, Don Ameche

    Released1939

    Directed bySnub Pollard, Malcolm St. Clair, Irving Cummings

    Hollywood Cavalcade is a 1939 film directed by Irving Cummings and Malcolm St. Clair....  more
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    Battling Butler

    Buster Keaton, Francis McDonald

    Released1926

    Directed byBuster Keaton

    Battling Butler is a 1926 comedy silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton....  more
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    Estrellados

    Buster Keaton, Cecil B. DeMille

    Released1930

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick, Salvador de Alberich

    Estrellados is a 1930 comedy film directed by Salvador de Alberich and Edward Sedgwick....  more
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    The Villain Still Pursued Her

    Buster Keaton, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1940

    Directed byEdward F. Cline

    The Villain Still Pursued Her is a 1940 film starring Billy Gilbert and Buster Keaton. It was a parody of old stage melodramas, but based primarily on The Drunkard, a 19th-century prohibitionist play...  more